I just love looking over the history on this blog. It's just about six years now that I've been posting snippets of our life here. Reading back through it is just so fun! It's all the scrapbooks and photo albums of our family that I don't actually make.
(I really wish there were some way to easily transmute this all into a print book that I can keep for my children to see later. That would sure be a special book.)
The question now is: can I keep going?
I seem to have lost my momentum... I can use the "busy" excuse, and it's certainly true, but I have time for what I make time for, right?
One post last month, two each of the months before... It's a new low, really. I haven't posted a single thing about Christmas. Compared to almost 300 posts in the first year, 38 over the last is a little pathetic. Does it matter? I really don't know. It's like the saying that the older kids are photographed more than the younger. That certainly seems to be true. It's like the complete baby book that I have for Jonah, the partial one for Evan, and the, um, NO baby books for Andrew and Eleanor. I know they will love to have them, if I can ever get to them, and just what are my priorities, again?
So I'm trying to decide whether to keep this blog going, or just let it go. Do I still love it? Is it worth it? Am I over it? I really loved posting here for the first few years --it's been such a great creative outlet-- but I feel like it's turning into a chore. But I do so love having this little family history like this. But do I still want it to be public? But if it isn't, will I even bother? In general, dealing with photos and keeping records are grueling chores for me anyway, and that is all this blog has turned into. I used to really love the funny and creative things I used to write here. It's turned into just an occasional journaling of our life and times. I feel like my "funny" and "creative" has been broken by "crazy" and "depleted". Maybe it's not gone, maybe this is just not the time. I hate to be a quitter, though. Is "something" better than "nothing"?
In any case, I'm not sure than anyone even reads this anymore, considering the woeful lack of content. If it's just family looking at this, isn't that why I have Facebook?
Anyway, these are the questions I've been pondering while I've been not posting anything. Along with, you know, making and enjoying my little family Christmas, feeding growing little bodies and minds, and planning trips all over the country in the very near future. Nathan just bought plane tickets to go to his Grandpa's funeral next week, and after he gets home we'll be preparing to leave for our Annual Epic Journey Across the Country. These kiddos need to have a visit with their long-distance relations, but it means that the next six weeks are going to be freakishly crazy.
In the meantime, maybe I'll post some of it here, or maybe...